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Old 08-17-2016, 05:56 AM   #1
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B+ question - promaster vs transit

Hi folks I'm in the market for and have fallen in love with the Coachman Orion and Dynamax Rev.

They are similar (same parent company I realize) seems the Rev has better "guts" in the house and the Orion is now building on the Ford transit instead of the Dodge Promaster the Rev is on. A coachman rep told me they felt it was more stable and rear wheel drive was preferable to front drive on the promaster. I'm partial to a dually like the transit yet prefer the guts on the Rev.

So... Any thoughts on the promaster vs transit?

All thoughts and ideally experience would be great.

I know one Orion owner on the promaster, before they changed things who loves hers.

Thanks!
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One thing I would check is the carrying capacities for the 2 chassis. I would also check the towing capacities. I believe that the Transit has a greater capacity than the Promaster, but I may be wrong/that might just be a Winnebago thing.

The other thing is I think that the Promaster is Gas and the Transit is diesel. Not sure that makes a difference to you, but it is a difference. It probably makes a difference on the Generator options as well.

I have been happy with my Fuse which is Transit based for what it is worth.

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One thing I would check is the carrying capacities for the 2 chassis. I would also check the towing capacities. I believe that the Transit has a greater capacity than the Promaster, but I may be wrong/that might just be a Winnebago thing.

The other thing is I think that the Promaster is Gas and the Transit is diesel. Not sure that makes a difference to you, but it is a difference. It probably makes a difference on the Generator options as well.

I have been happy with my Fuse which is Transit based for what it is worth.

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Thank you I will research all that.

In this case the transit is the gas version and both generators are lp.
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Might take a peak at the Thor Gemini. Transit diesel based.
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One thing I would check is the carrying capacities for the 2 chassis. I would also check the towing capacities. I believe that the Transit has a greater capacity than the Promaster, but I may be wrong/that might just be a Winnebago thing.

Agree, I'd compare the GVWR/GCVR/towing, and carrying capacity. When we were looking, we passed on the Promaster based Travtato because of the front wheel drive and the lower weight capacity.
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